Monday, August 1, 2016

Liquid Descent White Water Rafting Beginner's Run


Liquid Descent

Whitewater rafting




My desire to go Whitewater Rafting


 began in seventh grade, when some of my classmates got to go on a trip without me.


Anticipation only


added to the sweetness,


I experienced when I finally got to go.


There's nothing like the sensation


of ice-cold water pouring over you


as you drop into a crevice,


just before


being launched into the air.


What a rush!


Adrenaline


Pure


and


simple.


Love it!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Elephants Cheyenne Mountain Zoo



Elephants


truly are


amazing creatures.


It's incredible


how such large


creatures can be


so light on their feet.

Friday, July 22, 2016

St. Vrain State Park


St. Vrain State Park



I grew up seeing Twin Peaks from very close to St. Vrain State Park.


You could see them from nearly everywhere in the city.


I'm sure I took them for granted,


and It wasn't until I moved away for college,


in Wisconsin, that I realized how incredibly


beautiful my mountains were.


Living back in Colorado, has been amazing and incredible,


but I don't get up North


as often


as I'd like


to see


the beautiful


Twin Peaks.


Not complaining


Denver has


many beautiful


views


of the mountains.


I'm just super attached to these too. What do you think?  Aren't they pretty spectacular?


Friday, July 15, 2016

Bakersville Waterfall Hike




This beautiful waterfall is one of the many you


can see on your drive up I 70 into the mountains from Denver.


Upon spotting it one day, we decided


we might it might be a really good hike.


In both beauty


and challenge


our hike didn't


disappoint.


In some ways,


it actually exceeded


expectations.


I really never been


afraid of heights,


or climbing.


As a child I was always the first or second one to climb an obstacle course,


or jump a stream.  When they say having kids makes you more cautious ,


I had no idea, it would catch up to me on this hike.


My center of balance has changed, and somewhere near the top I slipped and realized...


What goes up must come down.  Needless to say,  we found an alternate route down and I'm becoming a little more cautious in my old age :0)